Chorizo Taco Ring

Creative Meals

A Recipe by El Popular

If You Like It, You Shoulda Put a ‘Taco Ring’ On It. The origin of the taco ring is unclear, but its impact on American households is not. This easy meal is one of Pilsbury’s most popular recipes to make with crescent roll dough, according to a certain giggling doughy chef. This Chorizo Taco Ring is the brainchild of Momma Theresa, who knew that El Popular Chorizo and taco rings were a match made in heaven. Say goodbye to flavorless hum-drum taco meat, and say hello to rich, authentic flavor! Recipe by: Theresa Garza – wife, mother, and the ultimate El Popular Test Chef.

Let’s Get Started

  • Prep Time: 15 mins

  • Cook Time: 45 mins

  • Makes: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 link (6 oz.) El Popular Chorizo

  • ½ pound ground beef, pork or turkey

  • 2 pkgs. crescent roll dough

  • ½ head lettuce, shredded

  • 1 small onion diced

  • 1 cup salsa

  • ½ cup chopped cilantro

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped

  • 1 medium tomato diced

  • ½ cup sliced black olives

  • 1 medium tomato diced

  • Crema mexicana or sour cream

Directions

  • Heat oven to 375°.

  • Cook ½ pound of ground meat over medium heat in a large skillet. Drain.

  • Remove casing from chorizo. Cook over medium heat in large skillet for 8-10 minutes. Do not drain.

  • Mix meat and cheese together.

  • Arrange crescent triangles in a circle with bases overlapping and points out on a 13” baking sheet, leaving a 5” circle in the center. Spoon meat mixture on triangle bases. Fold points over meat and tuck under forming a ring.

  • Bake 20-25 minutes until brown.

  • Fill middle of ring with lettuce, black olives, tomato, green pepper, cilantro, onion, and salsa as desired.

  • Garnish with crema or sour cream.

Chorizo 101

  • Chorizo is a spicy sausage believed to have come from Ancient Rome and later adopted by the Spaniards who brought it to Mexico.

  • Unlike Spanish Chorizo — Mexican style is soft, raw, uncured, and uncooked.

  • Similar to how Americans view bacon, Chorizo is a versatile ingredient one can use to enhance any dish!

Directions

  • Remove casing from Chorizo links.

  • Place desired amount in a non-stick skillet.

  • Break-up Chorizo while cooking at medium heat.

  • Sauté for 7-8 minutes until the Chorizo is fully cooked or the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees (F).

  • Enjoy on or in any dish.

Chorizo 101

  • Chorizo is a spicy sausage believed to have come from Ancient Rome and later adopted by the Spaniards who brought it to Mexico.

  • Unlike Spanish Chorizo — Mexican style is soft and comes raw, uncured, and uncooked.

  • Similar to how Americans view bacon, Chorizo is a versatile ingredient one can use to enhance any dish!

Directions

  • Remove casing from Chorizo links.

  • Place desired amount in a non-stick skillet.

  • Break-up Chorizo while cooking at medium heat.

  • Sauté for 7-8 minutes until the Chorizo is fully cooked or the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees (F).

  • Enjoy on or in any dish.

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